"We have entered a moment of heightened impracticality in footwear,"Elizabeth Semmelhack, author of "Heights of Fashion: A History of the Elevated Shoe" told CNN.
"Heel heights noticeably grew during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the oil crisis in the 1970s, and when the dotcom bubble burst in the 2000s."
The heel height in women's shoes has greatly increased in the present day.
Semmelhack believes the height increase demonstrates a need for escapism in hard economic times.
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